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    Default Meade 12" LX200 classic base not responding



    Does anyone know how to check and see if you've fried the base of a Meade LX200 classic? I just can't seem to get it to connect to a computer or anything and was wondering if it's not my computer or serial cable but the telescope itself. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Meade 12" LX200 classic base not responding

    Does the handset work?
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    Default Re: Meade 12" LX200 classic base not responding

    the handset does work and still has full function over the telescope

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    Default Re: Meade 12" LX200 classic base not responding

    have you also checked the connectors inside the base?
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    Default Re: Meade 12" LX200 classic base not responding

    Your control cable is bad- or the USB to Serial Cable is bad, or you are sending the commands on the wrong COM port...... check to see that you have the correct COM port set.
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